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2017 ECEF Speakers


MAY 30, 2018

Washington, DC
JW Marriott


  • Koley Corte

    Koley Corte

    Senior Vice President and Head of Digital, Reed Exhibitions in The Americas
  • Bill Darcy

    Bill Darcy

    Chief Executive Officer, National Kitchen & Bath Association
  • Juliet Funt

    Juliet Funt

    CEO, WhiteSpace at Work
  • Regina Hopper

    Regina Hopper

    President & CEO, ITS America
  • Jerry Howard

    Jerry Howard

    Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Home Builders
  • Erin Lee

    Erin Lee

    Managing Director, Marketing, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
  • Sam Lippman

    Sam Lippman

    President and Founder, Lippman Connects
  • Scott Schulman

    Scott Schulman

    CEO, UBM North America
  • Terri Toennies

    Terri Toennies

    Executive Vice President and General Manager, ANSA Productions
9 Results

What to Expect




May 30, 2017
  1.  Join over 100 of the  "Who's Who" in the industry for C-level networking in an informal setting.
May 31, 2017
  1. Start the day with a data-driven perspective on all that will follow when Sam Lippman, President, Lippman Connects, spotlights top-line findings of the 2017 ECEF Pulse research. The ECEF Pulse is prep ...
  2. Scott Schulman, CEO, UBM North America, will share the real-life details of how UBM is unlocking and expanding the value of events. He will explain how UBM is driving organic growth with improved cust ...
  3. Koley Corte, Senior Vice President/Head of Digital, Reed Exhibitions, and Erin Lee, Managing Director, Marketing Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), share their perspectives on how to define ...
  4. Terri Toennies, EVP, LA AUTO SHOW, and GM, AUTOMOBILITY LA, explains why event security requires executive-level involvement and leadership.
  5. Bill Darcy, CEO, National Kitchen and Bath Association, and Jerry Howard, CEO, National Association of Home Builders, reveal how two successful trade shows came together to provide an improved product ...
  6. Regina Hopper, President and CEO, Intelligent Transportation Society America, in a TED-style chat, outlines a surprisingly-effective organizational model. In just nine months, she led outsourced exper ...
  7. Juliet Funt, CEO, WhiteSpace at Work, reveals that 77% of surveyed CEOs reported their organizational complexity is higher than three years ago, and she examines the downside implications. Juliet take ...


2017 Keynotes ... 2018 Keynotes TBA



Scott Schulman

Scott Schulman

Opening keynote

Scott has a strong leadership background in multi-platform innovation and transforming businesses with new areas, for profitability and growth. He was most recently President of Rodale...

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Juliet Funt

Juliet Funt

Closing keynote

Juliet Funt is the CEO of WhiteSpace at Work, a training and consulting firm that helps organizations, their leaders and employees flip the norms of business in order to reclaim their creativity, productivity and engagement...

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  • ECEF had valuable content and useful take-a-ways in a variety of areas.
    Peter Eelman
    Vice President Exhibitions and Communications - The Association for Manufacturing Technology, AMT
  • ECEF is a great event! In one day I can hear insights and best practices from the ‘who’s who’ in our industry.
    Mary Pat Heftman
    Executive Vice President Conventions - National Restaurant Association
  • We never miss an ECEF, because it delivers plenty of ‘can do’ advice we use immediately.
    Kathleen Schmatz
    President & CEO - Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association
  • ECEF is a fixture on my calendar. Don’t delegate this one; as a CEO you need to be there.
    Lori M. Anderson, CAE
    President & CEO - International Sign Association
  • ECEF is the most organized meeting I attend. The networking is very professional and engaging due to the diverse industries represented; and the speakers and their presentations are enlightening, provocative and relevant.
    David Ingemie
    President - SnowSports Industries America, SIA
  • The value I’ve gained from ECEF has always exceeded expectations because it’s the only event that brings together association and media executives to network, debate, and exchange new business ideas and best practices.
    Kerry C. Gumas
    President & CEO - Questex Media Group, LLC.
  • ECEF is 24 hours well spent! It provides a broad overview of international trends plus immediately actionable ideas.
    Joachim Schafer
    Managing Director - Messe Duesseldorf
  • ECEF provides a special focus in that it brings together executives from media companies and associations to exchange best practices.
    Britton Jones
    President & CEO, Business Journals, Inc.
  • At ECEF I learned the exhibition industry’s key and met peers from both associations and business media companies.
    Doug Woods
    President - The Association for Manufacturing Technology, AMT
  • ECEF is the most valuable education and networking event of the year. The ideas shared by ECEF speakers and participants, helped us grow attendance and exhibit sales. There is no better opportunity to learn from the brightest minds in the exhibition industry.
    Eric Wulf
    CEO - International Carwash Association®